Los Angeles: At least five people were killed and nine others injured Thursday afternoon in a fiery multi-vehicle crash in Los Angeles, authorities said.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department said in a tweet that the agency responded to the crash at about 1:41 p.m. local time (2041 GMT) at La Brea and Slauson avenues.
Five people were pronounced dead at the scene. Eight of the nine injured were transported to area hospitals, said the department.
The crash was caused by a Mercedes coupe that was speeding south on La Brea Avenue and ran a red light, slamming into several cars at Slauson Avenue, reported KABC-TV, the West Coast flagship station of the ABC network, citing the California Highway Patrol.
At least six vehicles were involved in the crash and three of them burst into flames after the impact, the report said.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department said the incident is still under investigation.